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Pacific in the Press: Rick Hutley on NPR's Morning Edition

Mar 24, 2015

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the media in recent days:


NPR Morning Edition
Census bureau tests new online survey in small towns ahead of 2020
March 23, 2015
The 2020 Census will be fundamentally different from any of the past surveys. For one thing, it will be online. "One of the biggest challenges is to cast off your understanding of the world as you know it today," said Rick Hutley, founding director of the analytics master's degree program in San Francisco, when asked how to plan such a complex project for five years in the future. The piece aired on NPR stations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland OR, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Raleigh NC, Salisbury MD, Boston, Pittsburgh PA, Austin, Minneapolis, Buffalo and New York City.
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KQED (NPR) The California
John Muir’s Journals: Read, Decipher, Share
March 20, 2015
Michael Wurtz, University archivist, unlocks a door to history when he steps into the Holt-Atherton Special Collections. “We have the largest collection of John Muir material in the world,” Wurtz said. This includes 78 of Muir’s handwritten journals. All of them have been scanned and are visible online, but about half of them still need typed transcriptions. Wurtz wants the public to help out. Bill Swagerty, professor of history, is also quoted. The story aired in the 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. news shows on this San Francisco-based NPR station, which broadcasts throughout the greater Bay Area and east to the Sacramento-Stockton region.
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Capital Public Radio
John Muir’s Journals Transcribed, With a Little Help from the ‘Crowd’
March 20, 2015
Capital Public Radio posted KQED’s John Muir photos and podcast on its website.
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The Sacramento Bee
California’s teacher shortage is becoming a crisis
March 19, 2015
Lynn Beck, dean of the Benerd School of Education, and Nikolas Howard, executive director of Teach For America-Sacramento/Stockton, co-authored this opinion piece on the looming teacher crisis. “It’s hard to imagine that after nearly six years of constant pressure on school districts to balance budgets through teacher layoffs, we could be talking about a serious teacher shortage. But here we are,” they write. They urge policymakers to ensure aspiring teachers can get into the classroom via both traditional and alternative routes.
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FOX 40 TV (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
UOP to offer graduate programs in Sacramento
March 16, 2015
The programs are expected to begin in Fall 2016.
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National Geographic
Who Invented the First Modern Restaurant?
March 13, 2015
Legend has it that a soup salesman named Boulanger opened the first modern restaurant 250 years ago in Paris. Ken Albala, professor of history, comments: “I have no reason to believe there isn’t a grain of truth in this, and it is repeated by reputable historians. But in general I am hesitant to say anything is the first.”
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Live Science
Energy Drinks Raise Blood Pressure, Study Finds
March 18, 2015
Sachin Shah, associate professor of pharmacy, commented on a new study by Mayor Clinic researchers that found energy drinks may raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels. "An acute, moderate increase in blood pressure is typically not a cause of worry in healthy subjects," said Shah, who has done research on the effects of energy drinks. However, in older people or those with hypertension, a moderate increase may be a cause for concern, he said.
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New Books Network
The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography: Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka
March 18, 2015
A new book by Tanya Storch, associate professor of religious studies, was reviewed by New Books network. “Storch’s book will be of great value not only to those attempting to understand the notions of canon, orthodoxy, and religious authority in the context of Chinese Buddhism (and Chinese textual culture more generally) but also to those examining these concepts in cross cultural perspective, particularly with regard to the past evaluations of sacred scripture and corpora of such texts,” the review concludes.
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The Record
Stockton is going to be a destination
March 22, 2015
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
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The Record
San Joaquin County job growth looking up.
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
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The Record
‘Spendmore U’ ready for testing
March 29, 2015
A satirical musical by Alan Ray, professor of communication, received a write-up in advance of its one-night premiere at the DeMarco Studio Theatre. The musical “spoofs college life in America,” from “new-roommate trauma to a big-shot football coach scamming doctored grades; schmoozing alumni for donations; tenure for professors, some of whom abuse the privilege; and other aspects of the country’s faltering system of higher education.”
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